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December 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Videos Show Woman in Takoma Park Defacing Artwork Featuring Black Woman

Last Thursday, two videos spread on Twitter that appear to show a woman defacing artwork featuring a Black woman off of a table at Takoma Urban Park. The level of entitlement is just beyond me????? I’m fucking heated pic.twitter.com/qlVvxRwgYs — STONA LISA (@TRAPBOB) December 10, 2020 According to Montgomery County’s park police, “A public art […]

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December 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Park Trail Named After Confederate General Jeb Stuart Renamed

About six months ago, the Montgomery County Council requested a review to find all county streets and facilities named after Confederates, so they can ultimately be renamed. On June 15, the council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate […]

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November 19, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Despite Concerns, Alcohol Allowance in Parks Has Led to No Negative Incidents

There have been no issues with Montgomery County’s initiative allowing alcohol in certain parts of nine parks, according to the county parks director. “We got quite a bit of public and media attention when we decided to allow alcohol in these areas. I’m very pleased to report despite a lot of concerns, we have had […]

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January 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Detectives Release Photos of Suspicious Items Dug Up in Silver Spring Park

Cold Case Unit detectives from Montgomery County Police Department have released several photographs of items that were found buried in a Silver Spring park in late summer 2019. In a statement released Wednesday, police said that the items were found buried in Nolte Local Park, located at 200 Denver Road. Police described the situation “suspicious” […]

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September 16, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Gemmell Family Playground Officially Opens in Gaithersburg

The Gemmell Family Playground officially opened to the public on Sunday. This new tot lot play area at Griffith Park, adjacent to Gaithersburg City Hall, was created in memory of Marie, Cole and Devin Gemmell, who tragically died when a private plane crashed into their home in 2014. Marie’s widower Ken and daughter Arabelle helped […]

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August 1, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Katz Family Honored for Generational Influence in Gaithersburg

Council Vice President Sidney Katz joined the City of Gaithersburg in dedicating a clock tower to his parents on July 29. Katz’s parents, Jacob and Rose Wolfson, opened Wolfson’s Department Store on Diamond Avenue in 1918. The store remained open for 95 years and was recognized as a staple of Old Towne Gaithersburg. The store […]

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January 11, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Name That Park, Rockville Needs Your Help

A new park being planned in Rockville needs a name, and city officials are inviting the public to submit suggestions. The future park, which is located in the Chestnut Lodge neighborhood, is made up of three parcels totaling 6.5 acres. The park is located at 500 W. Montgomery Avenue. The city acquired the land earlier […]

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November 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Proposal to Buy Land for New Park in Bethesda: $8.5 Million Cost

Montgomery County parks department is proposing to buy 17,610 square feet in Bethesda for $8.5 million. But don’t expect that to be the final cost. It could be a good deal less. The land, across the street from the Barnes & Noble bookstore, would be an urban park, which Bethesda residents demanded during the lengthy […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Top 10 for Aug 11-17

Hate tops the MyMCMedia Top 10 for the week, which probably isn’t surprising considering the events of Charlottesville, Virginia.

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May 4, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Firefighters Investigate Playground Blaze in Clarksburg

Montgomery County firefighters are trying to determine what caused a fire at a playground at Arora Hills Park in Clarksburg on Wednesday afternoon. Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Pete Piringer said the fire involved play equipment and the surrounding area. He said damages are estimated at $50,000. He said firefighters are working with Park Police. […]

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